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9th Jun '17 8:32:29 PM Willbyr
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* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech''. An RPG set about 80 years in the future after the Mi-go (or rather, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Migou]]) have attacked Earth and the Great Old Ones are stirring. It combines Creator/HPLovecraft with ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (what with the gigantic biological weapons called Engels that pilots mentally sync to and ride in their spines). It also throws ''{{Guyver}}'' into the mix, with abominable {{Exp|y}}ies of Guyvers and Zoanoids (you can actually play the former - and the latter, with the advent of later books).

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* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech''. An RPG set about 80 years in the future after the Mi-go (or rather, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Migou]]) have attacked Earth and the Great Old Ones are stirring. It combines Creator/HPLovecraft with ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (what with the gigantic biological weapons called Engels that pilots mentally sync to and ride in their spines). It also throws ''{{Guyver}}'' ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' into the mix, with abominable {{Exp|y}}ies of Guyvers and Zoanoids (you can actually play the former - and the latter, with the advent of later books).
6th Jun '17 9:30:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** Now with a second expansion, based on TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom, with artwork by the webcomic's artist! [[CatchPhrase Yum Yum!]]

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** Now with a second expansion, based on TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom, Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom, with artwork by the webcomic's artist! [[CatchPhrase Yum Yum!]]
4th May '17 2:00:27 PM Theriocephalus
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** At the end of the Oath of the Gatewatch storyline, when the entireties of Ulamog and Kozilek are pulled into Zendikar, they lose their physical forms altogether and ''become the sky'', with a dome of bone and flesh replacing the clouds and sun, as if the whole world was now inside them. AlienGeometries is in effect, too, as one character compares the effect to space warping so that the outside of Ulamog's body is now in every direction she looks at, with its "actual" body still overhead even as its limbs and appendages pointing from every direction.
*** Of the three Titans, Emrakul is the most eldritch. Ulamog and Kozilek have vaguely humanoid features (limbs, torsos, heads, etc.). Emrakul looks like a jellyfish from hell, as can be seen on the main page. Of all titans, Emrakul is also the biggest one.
*** Eldritch Moon set illustrates nicely what Emrakul does with living creatures: they mutate, often merge and become extensions of her will, growing much stronger in the process. Two other titans merely eat everything and transform landscape into wasteland.

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** *** At the end of the Oath of the Gatewatch storyline, when the entireties of Ulamog and Kozilek are pulled into Zendikar, they lose their physical forms altogether and ''become the sky'', with a dome of bone and flesh replacing the clouds and sun, as if the whole world was now inside them. AlienGeometries is in effect, too, as one character compares the effect to space warping so that the outside of Ulamog's body is now in every direction she looks at, with its "actual" body still overhead even as its limbs and appendages pointing from every direction.
*** Of the three Titans, Emrakul is the most eldritch. Ulamog and Kozilek have vaguely humanoid features (limbs, torsos, heads, etc.). Emrakul looks like a jellyfish from hell, hell or a floating mass of rock with a tangle of arms and tentacles hanging from the bottom, as can be seen on the main page. Of all titans, Emrakul is also the biggest one.
of the titans.
*** The Eldritch Moon set illustrates nicely what Emrakul does with living creatures: they mutate, often merge and become extensions of her will, growing much stronger in the process. Two The two other titans merely eat everything and transform landscape landscapes into wasteland.
4th May '17 1:58:45 PM Theriocephalus
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** The Zendikar block storyline was about the awakening of a race of abominations called the Eldrazi, which had been [[SealedEvilInACan locked away]] six thousand years ago by Sorin Markov and two other planeswalkers. The block culminated in the Rise of the Eldrazi as Sorin failed to re-seal the prison. Unlike all other non-artificial creatures in Magic, the Eldrazi don't have a color: they are beyond the concepts the rest of the known Multiverse abides to. In addition to their [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=261321 entirely]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193452 alien]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193632 look]], they also annihilate a large part of your opponent's resources just by attacking, before they can even try to stop them. Eldrazi are also associated with some non-creature spells, which have very telling names such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193658 All is Dust]] or [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=198296 Not of This World]].

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** The Zendikar block storyline was about the awakening of a race of abominations called the Eldrazi, which live outside of the universes and "feed" off of reality, leaving the worlds they enter dead and bare of life and energy, and had been [[SealedEvilInACan locked away]] six thousand years ago by Sorin Markov and two other planeswalkers. The block culminated in the Rise of the Eldrazi as Sorin failed to re-seal the prison. Unlike all other non-artificial creatures in Magic, the Eldrazi don't have a color: they are beyond the concepts the rest of the known Multiverse abides to. In addition to their [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=261321 entirely]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193452 alien]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193632 look]], they also annihilate a large part of your opponent's resources just by attacking, before they can even try to stop them. Eldrazi are also associated with some non-creature spells, which have very telling names such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193658 All is Dust]] or [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=198296 Not of This World]].


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** At the end of the Oath of the Gatewatch storyline, when the entireties of Ulamog and Kozilek are pulled into Zendikar, they lose their physical forms altogether and ''become the sky'', with a dome of bone and flesh replacing the clouds and sun, as if the whole world was now inside them. AlienGeometries is in effect, too, as one character compares the effect to space warping so that the outside of Ulamog's body is now in every direction she looks at, with its "actual" body still overhead even as its limbs and appendages pointing from every direction.
16th Mar '17 9:45:12 AM nombretomado
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* The Unspeakable One from the Freedom City ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' setting. (It also provides Golden Age stats for an eldritch entity, although that barely qualifies - it may ''look'' like Cthulhu, but it doesn't drive you mad simply from looking at it.)

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* The Unspeakable One from the Freedom City ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' setting. (It also provides Golden Age stats for an eldritch entity, although that barely qualifies - it may ''look'' like Cthulhu, but it doesn't drive you mad simply from looking at it.)
12th Mar '17 5:19:05 PM nombretomado
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* Well, though the RPG of TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}} isn't out yet, there are three creatures in the setting so powerful they might as well be these. Called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Destroyers]], these unfathomably powerful weapons are as follows.
** There is [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/hestermoan.htm Hestermoan]], a horrible Nuckleavee-esque monstrosity created "as an instrument of genocide against a civilization, and so effective that their very name remains unrecoverable". It is every variant of PlagueMaster rolled into one horrible monstrosity, including a HatePlague to boot.
** Then there is the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/tormanshee.htm Tormanshee]], a creature that creates that can be best described as a neural network of MindRape. [[OhCrap And every mind it adds to the network increases its horrible mind rape radius]]. Oddly enough, it is also a NonMaliciousMonster, which just serves to make it even more disturbing.
** And finally, there is [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/mothneaser.htm Mothneaser]], an enormous pillar of flesh with such perfect control over its blood that it can create massive [[ShapeshifterWeapon Shapeshifter Weapons]], enormous Blood {{Golem}}s, and use victims as PeoplePuppets. And also, [[FromASingleCell even a single blood cell of its can multiply inside other creatures]] and consume them from the inside-out.
*** Oh, but we're not out of the woods yet, as there's a class of monsters based on the theme, called the Unknowns. These creatures include such lovely things as [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/psychodrome.htm a creepy interdimensional television "signal"]] [[TouchedByVorlons implied to have bounced off of]] [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]; [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/hobkin.htm a thing whose biology is]] [[BizarreAlienBiology so alien]] that nobody has the foggiest idea how the thing works; [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/xenogog.htm a diver-masked thing]] that can make itself intangible at will, spawns from AlienGeometries, and can see something [[UltimateEvil so horrible in television static that it breaks the TV in fear]]; [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/underfiend.htm a horrible thing that is the embodiment of]] Naughty Tentacles; and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/avazoth.htm the]] [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/grenzo.htm Meteor]] [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/ziafel.htm Series]], [[BizarreAlienBiology which aren't even technically alive]].
*** The "honorary" Destroyer, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/necromon.htm the Necromon]]. Originally just TheSymbiote, a unique mutation caused it to grow in size and intellect until it became a PhysicalGod with control over its smaller brethren, all of which serve as {{Amplifier Artifact}}s which also were the basis for an ''entire genus'' of monsters. It's [[LawfulGood friendly]], but it says something that the ''attempted'' replication of it is a capital crime in Mortasheen, on the basis of [[GoneHorriblyWrong what happens]]. The same people who banned this ''created'' the Destroyers, so something that scares [[NightmareFetishist them]] must be ''really'' bad.
11th Mar '17 1:12:41 PM DarkWorld
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** One of Pegasus' signature monsters, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Relinquished Relinquished]], could also qualify. Its main gimmick is assimilating an enemy monster into its body, taking on its stats, and using it as a meatshield in the event that it might be destroyed. Even worse than this is Thousand-Eyes Restrict, a Fusion Monster that is summoned using Relinquished as one of the components; it does the same thing that Reliquished does, but also prevents all monsters except itself from attacking (the anime suggests that this happens because all other monsters are paralyzed by fear). On an unrelated note, Thousand-Eyes Restrict is so powerful as a card, it's currently illegal to use for official games.

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** One of Pegasus' signature monsters, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Relinquished Relinquished]], could also qualify. Its main gimmick is assimilating an enemy monster into its body, taking on its stats, and using it as a meatshield in the event that it might be destroyed. Even worse than this is Thousand-Eyes Restrict, a Fusion Monster that is summoned using Relinquished as one of the components; it does the same thing that Reliquished does, but also prevents all monsters except itself from attacking (the anime suggests that this happens because all other monsters are paralyzed by fear). On an unrelated note, Thousand-Eyes Restrict is so powerful as a card, it's currently illegal to use for official games.
11th Mar '17 1:42:18 AM jormis29
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* Naturally, Chaosium's ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' game is just ''full'' of them. One of the basic stats of [=PCs=], along with the normal STR, DEX, CON, WIS, INT and such, is SAN. That's ''[[SanityMeter Sanity]]''. It's arguably the most important single stat unless you ''want'' to keep rolling up new characters. And driving the trope home, increasing your Cthulhu Mythos skill ''directly'' [[DrivenToMadness reduces the extent to which]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation your lost Sanity]] can be regained. TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow indeed.

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* Naturally, Chaosium's Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' game is just ''full'' of them. One of the basic stats of [=PCs=], along with the normal STR, DEX, CON, WIS, INT and such, is SAN. That's ''[[SanityMeter Sanity]]''. It's arguably the most important single stat unless you ''want'' to keep rolling up new characters. And driving the trope home, increasing your Cthulhu Mythos skill ''directly'' [[DrivenToMadness reduces the extent to which]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation your lost Sanity]] can be regained. TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow indeed.



* In the world of ''EarthDawn'', the cyclical ebb and flow of magic periodically allows Horrors to slip from their own dimension into the world and devour anything that moves. If you're lucky, they will devour your body before they start on the good stuff. Luckily for the world, [[TheMagicGoesAway magic energies are on the decline]], so the survivors of the last cataclysm the Horrors caused have just got to outlast their ability to keep existing in our world for a generation or two before they're all gone (most of them already are).

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* In the world of ''EarthDawn'', ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'', the cyclical ebb and flow of magic periodically allows Horrors to slip from their own dimension into the world and devour anything that moves. If you're lucky, they will devour your body before they start on the good stuff. Luckily for the world, [[TheMagicGoesAway magic energies are on the decline]], so the survivors of the last cataclysm the Horrors caused have just got to outlast their ability to keep existing in our world for a generation or two before they're all gone (most of them already are).



* WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has some bizarre entities which originated in the [[PrimordialChaos chaotic non-place]] outside of reality itself.

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* WhiteWolf's Creator/WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has some bizarre entities which originated in the [[PrimordialChaos chaotic non-place]] outside of reality itself.



* ''[[TabletopGame/PoniesAndParasprites Ponies and Parasprites]]'' interprets the character of the Nightmare Force (the entity that corrupted Luna on the show and Rarity in the comics) as this. One of its Specialties is [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow "Things Ponies Were Not Meant To Know"]] and one of its powers is [[Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace 'The Shadow out of Space']].

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* ''[[TabletopGame/PoniesAndParasprites Ponies and Parasprites]]'' ''TabletopGame/PoniesAndParasprites'' interprets the character of the Nightmare Force (the entity that corrupted Luna on the show and Rarity in the comics) as this. One of its Specialties is [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow "Things Ponies Were Not Meant To Know"]] and one of its powers is [[Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace 'The Shadow out of Space']].



* In Glorantha (as seen in RuneQuest and other sources), Chaos is like this. One major empire has an enslaved Chaos god/demon/thingy called the Crimson Bat. It's huge, it flies, it is covered with eyes, it glows with unholy energy, and it will eat your soul. It ''is'' crimson, and I suppose it's at least as much like a bat as it's like anything else... which isn't much.

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* In Glorantha (as seen in RuneQuest ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest'' and other sources), Chaos is like this. One major empire has an enslaved Chaos god/demon/thingy called the Crimson Bat. It's huge, it flies, it is covered with eyes, it glows with unholy energy, and it will eat your soul. It ''is'' crimson, and I suppose it's at least as much like a bat as it's like anything else... which isn't much.



* ''Silent Legions'', an upcoming product from Sine Nomine Publishing, is planned for modern-day delving into eldritch secrets, and will be compatible with ''TabletopGame/StarsWithoutNumber''. Core SWN, meanwhile, has the Shibboleth, strange aliens that can have any kind of weird shape, and which emanate an aversion field that prevents most species from realising the Shibboleth even exist, coming up with increasingly ludicrous rationalizations for the results of Shibboleth activity. Thankfully, a form of brain surgery that mimics the effects of [[CastFromHitPoints psionic torching]] can render people Clipped and immune to this field.

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* ''Silent Legions'', an upcoming product from Sine Nomine Publishing, is planned for modern-day delving into eldritch secrets, and will be compatible with ''TabletopGame/StarsWithoutNumber''. Core SWN, meanwhile, has the Shibboleth, strange aliens that can have any kind of weird shape, and which emanate an aversion field that prevents most species from realising the Shibboleth even exist, coming up with increasingly ludicrous rationalizations for the results of Shibboleth activity. Thankfully, a form of brain surgery that mimics the effects of [[CastFromHitPoints psionic torching]] can render people Clipped and immune to this field.
10th Mar '17 3:04:40 AM SebastianGray
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' both have the Chaos gods. Residing in the deepest layers of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the warp]], composed of [[TheHeartless every sapient thought and emotion]], they personify things like rage, scheming, despair and lust, but also things like honour, hope, resilience and love. They are so powerful and so incomprehensibly vast that they are utterly incapable of influencing anything outside of the warp, requiring their [[TheLegionsOfHell daemon hordes]] (all of whom are both separate individuals and aspects of the respective god) to recruit and kill in the material plane in their name.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' both have the Chaos gods. Residing in the deepest layers of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the warp]], composed of [[TheHeartless every sapient thought and emotion]], they personify things like rage, scheming, despair and lust, but also things like honour, hope, resilience and love. They are so powerful and so incomprehensibly vast that they are utterly incapable of influencing anything outside of the warp, requiring their [[TheLegionsOfHell daemon hordes]] (all of whom are both separate individuals and aspects of the respective god) to recruit and kill in the material plane in their name.
25th Feb '17 2:16:15 PM Yukianesa
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** The God-Emperor of Mankind, amazingly enough. Even though he ''looks'' human, he's actually a living violation of physics so absurdly powerful that he serves as a navigation beacon in in the Warp, a chaotic dimension which is constantly shifting. In the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels, it's shown that [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm the Emperor's appearance varies between who views him]]: for example, Lorgar saw him as a tall man with sun-kissed skin and black hair in a long ponytail, while Horus saw an old man with glowing wheels of fire for eyes, and Corax actually saw him as the latter first and then the former. It's speculated that if the Emperor ever dies then he will become a Chaos god himself, a Chaos god ''[[MindScrew of]]'' ''[[LightIsNotGood order]]''.
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